Central Treasury. No date (1945). Circulated June 4, 1945. Edmund Dulac's work for the Marianne medallion. Dimensions: 138 x 78 mm. Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Co., London. Banknote without watermark. Red brown print with a security background composed of geometric patterns repeated continuously. Front: the mention "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" positioned at the top of the vignette. The value "500" is repeated in the corners of the note in small decorative medallions. The numbering is printed in black. No signatures. In the center, in a dark brown medallion, a portrait of Marianne wearing a phrygian cap in profile with the value "500" in figures and letters to the right of the portrait. Verso: various guilloche marks on the entire surface of the vignette. Above, the motto of France "FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY". In a dark brown medallion in the center, the value "500" in numbers and letters on the sides. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed at the bottom in a box. A known specimen numbered 02L 000000 and perforated "CANCELLED". 13 known specimens numbered 02L 000000, overprinted with a black oval stamp "SPECIMEN / DE LA RUE & CO. LTD / CANCELLED ". The banknotes are numbered in margin" SPECIMEN N ° ". Known numbers: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 33, 37, 40, 41, 42, 44 and 50. All specimens of the Central Treasury issued by the English printer are certainly limited to 50 copies, as no specimen with a number greater than "50" has appeared to date. Alphabets issued: 01L to 99L, 01M to 99M, 01N to 33N (37 known tickets), 01Z (4 known tickets: 01Z 546486, 01Z 636698, 01Z 765493, 01Z 772336). Banknote withdrawn from circulation in March 1946.